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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are... Read More

BornStratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Died23 April 1616 (aged 52)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
OccupationPlaywright, poet, actor
Years activec. 1585–1613
EraElizabethan, Jacobean
MovementEnglish Renaissance
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